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Medical Elective Programme

 

 

Medical Elective Programme
The Jikei University offers a wide range of electives to students in their final year of study at medical school.

 

Eligibility and Duration of the Course
We offer electives of 4 or 8 weeks. Please see the Application Process. Please be aware that we are not always able to accommodate your preference. We will try to accommodate you in an elective of your choice, but if all these specialties are full we will notify you.

 

Language Policy
If your proficiency in Japanese language is limited to elementary level, however, your activity at Jikei is likely to be limited to clinical observership, rather than full clinical clerkship which is commonly practiced by final year medical students in the United Kingdom or the United States. This is due to the fact that hardly any patients speak English, neither do nurses nor other hospital staff. For example, you will not be able to take history from a patient unless your Japanese is as good as a native Japanese person. Although virtually all bedside teaching is provided in Japanese language only, senior doctors will do their best to accommodate you as an elective student and attempt to deliver as much teaching in English as possible. This means you will receive appropriate teaching on wards, in clinics or in theatres, where appropriate, but no specific patients will be allocated for you to look after personally.

 

Elective fees
There are no elective course fees. Students will be responsible for all travel expenses.

 

Subjects Available

Anesthesiology
Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Pathology
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Intensive Care Unit
Medicine (Gastroenterology /Hepatology)
Medicine (Neurology)
Medicine (Nephrology/Hypertension)
Medicine (Rheumatology/Collagen Disease)
Medicine (Cardiology)
Medicine (Diabetes/Endocrinology)
Medicine (Oncology/Haematology)
Medicine (Respiratory)
Neurosurgery :http://www.neurosurgery.jp/eng/neurovascular/index.html
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology:http://www.jikei-ent.com/en/index.html
Paediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Radiology (Radiotherapy):http://www.jikeirad.jp/English/english.html
Radiology (Diagnostic):http://www.jikeirad.jp/English/english.html
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery (Gastrointenstinal Tract/Hepatobiliary Tract)
Surgery (Thoracic/Breast/Endocrine)
Surgery (Vascular/Paediatric)
Urology :http://jikei-ur.umin.jp.e.fi.hp.transer.com/

 

 

Application Process

Please download the Application Form and Immunisation Form for our elective programme. Complete these forms and send them with a photograph of yourself either by post or e-mail.
In addition, you also need to have a recommendation letter directly emailed by your referee to the following email address.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Cautions: Due to the capacity of our e-mail system, we can receive only the documents of which total file size is less than 5MB. Please also note that it is our policy to accept no more than 3 students from a single institution over the same period. Please send your files separately, if their size is 5MB or more.

 

To Apply:
Susumu Minamisawa MD, PhD
Vice-Director of Centre for International Affairs
e-mail address: elective@jikei.ac.jp

Address:
Centre for International Affairs, The Jikei University School of Medicine
3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-8461, Japan

 

We will notify you as soon as possible after the application for the elective has been processed as to whether it is successful. Please note that we have a limited number of electives available. Your response to an offered elective must be sent by e-mail. If you choose to withdraw from an accepted elective, please inform us immediately so that your elective can be offered to others.

 

Please feel free to contact us (elective@jikei.ac.jp) if you need assistance or have questions.

 

Application Form  Application Form

 

Immunisation Form 2017.07.10 New

 

 

Accommodation , Insurance and Occupatoinal Health

Accommodation
Accommodation for female students is provided two single rooms within nurses’ halls of residence on the Jikei campus. There is only one single room for a male student,located in an apartment block close to the Jikei campus. Early booking is essential .Accommodation fees are 10,000 yen/week. If you choose private accommodation, you will be expected to pay your own accommodation costs whilst at The Jikei University. It is not possible to offer any financial assistance towards the expenses of elective students. Students must make their own arrangements for travel to this country.
Please avoid arriving at Jikei on Saturday or Sunday as the accommodation
officer is not available.

 

Campus Accommodation
Tel: 81-(0)3-3433-1111 ext. 5650
Officer's available time : Monday to Friday 8:00-18:00

 

Nurses' house:Accommodation for female students
Nurses' house:Accommodation for female students

 

Elevator hall Corridor Room for female students Laundry room
levator hall Corridor Room for female students Laundry room

 

 

Accommodation for male students
Accommodation for male students

 

Insurance
It is obligatory for all overseas elective students to obtain adequate health insurance to cover them during their stay. It is also strongly recommended that you have insurance for your personal belongings during your stay in Japan.

 

Occupational Health
All applicants are asked to complete an Immunisation Form. It is not possible for students to have contact with patients until we have received proof that they are immune to the following: Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Varicella (Chickenpox). We strongly recommend that you are up to date with the above immunisations. Your clinical placement may be restricted if we think that you are a risk to the health and safety of patients or staff.

 

 

Contact

Ruri Ashida
Director of Centre for International Affairs

 

Susumu Minamisawa MD, PhD
Vice-Director of Centre for International Affairs

 

Centre for International Affairs,
The Jikei University School of Medicine

3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
e-mail : elective@jikei.ac.jp
Tel : 81-(0)3-3433-1111

 

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